Samba 'stops' access to a file

Elizabeth Taylor emtaylor at
Thu Mar 9 17:36:42 GMT 2000

I am running Samba on Solaris 2.6 and am connecting to it 
from Windows NT4.0.  Whilst running some Access software 
the database is initially accessed without problem but part 
way through processing I get the report that the database 
file cannot be accessed since it is exclusively opened by 
another user.  I cannot then read the database at all until 
I log out of Windows then back in.  All is then well for a 
while.  The number of times which I can access the database 
before I get the error message again seems to be decreasing.

There is no problem with the software when the database is 
on a local drive.  Nor is there if the database is put on 
to an IRIX machine with Samba.

Any comments please?
Elizabeth Taylor
University Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics
Roosevelt Drive
phone : +44 1865 287679  *** new
FAX :  +44 1865 287501
email : elizabeth.taylor at

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